The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced today it has accepted the open source Kuma service mesh developed by Kong as a sandbox level project. At the same time, Kong announced an update to the service mesh for monolithic and microservices-based applications that makes it easier to deploy multi-tenant instances of Kuma across multiple types of networking environments.
Palladino said given the popularity of Envoy, it only makes sense to add a service mesh that is both lighter-weight, scales better and is more extensible.
Kuma provides a service mesh to address that issue that can be employed by both emerging microservices-based applications and legacy monolithic applications.
The challenge now is advancing service mesh platforms to the point where the average enterprise IT team is capable of deploying and managing them.